chapter  13
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Ground source heat pumps (GSHP)

A GSHP is an extremely effective device for reducing the carbon emissions from a building’s heating system in most circumstances. In a GSHP, underground pipes are used to harvest the sun’s warmth, which has been captured and stored in the earth, and move it into a building. Where the conditions are suitable GSHPs can capture enough solar energy to provide all of the water and space heating requirements of a small or large house, and in some projects they can do the same for massive offices and retail stores.